Gabby Douglas Confused Over Hair Debate.


Gabby Douglas should be enjoying the rewards of her hard work and winning two Olympic Gold Medals in London. But instead the 16yr old is puzzled at the Twitter debate over her choice of hairstyle.

The 16-year-old said Sunday she was a little confused when she logged onto her computer after winning her second gold medal in three days and discovered people were debating her pulled-back look.



“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”

Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep things in place while she competes, a style she’s worn for years.

“Nothing is going to change,” she said. “I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”

The bubbly teenager is the first African-American gymnast to win her sport’s biggest prize. She had no idea she was lighting up social media until she Googled herself hours after winning her gold medal.

“I don’t think people should be worried about that,” she said. “We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.”



I think the whole debate is ridiculous and demeaning to a talented, young athlete. She is a beautiful, well spoken young girl and I think her hairstyle is cute and appropriate for her sport.

What do you think? Much ado about nothing or should she spruce up her look?


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August 7th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

When you haters can win OLYMPIC gold, then you can comment … until then, go get some professional mental healthcare so you can make yourself over enough to have a SOUL. Winners-Win, Losers Hate!!

August 9th, 2012 at 11:01 am

I like her hair!!!! I am about as confused as she must have been. Not being black, I had no idea she was “supposed” to represent a bunch of do nothing hair obsessed black women. I thought she was an athlete, and her hair looked cute! geeeeeez. how shallow.

August 9th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Gabby, You are so beautiful! You have poise and grace & 3 olympic medals I’d say you earned the right to wear your hair any way you choose. You make me proud to say I’m an American

August 15th, 2012 at 11:24 am

ok so she had a ponytail whatevea black people need to stop!! thats whats wrong with us now always worried about hair or what somebody got on they need to get a life and get of gabby nuts real talk

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